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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822835/neuroprotective-effects-of-acetyl-l-carnitine-on-lipopolysaccharide-induced-neuroinflammation-in-mice-involvement-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor
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Filiz Kazak, Gul Fatma Yarim
Neuroinflammation is the inflammation of nervous tissue that can lead to neurodegeneration. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a neurotrophin which affects growth, function and survival of neurons, enhances the stabilization of synapses, regulates synaptic function and branching of dendrites and axons. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor is believed to be involved in the pathophysiology of central nervous system (CNS) diseases associated with neuroinflamation. The aim of this study was to investigate new protective and therapeutic effect of acetyl-L-carnitine (ALCAR) in neuroinflammation...
August 16, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810615/detecting-serum-and-urine-metabolic-profile-changes-of-ccl4-liver-fibrosis-in-rats-at-12-weeks-based-on-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry
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Jiarong Gao, Xiu-Juan Qin, Hui Jiang, Jin-Feng Chen, Ting Wang, Ting Zhang, Shuang-Zhi Xu, Jun-Mei Song
Liver fibrosis is caused by liver injury induced by a number of chronic liver diseases, including schistosome infection, hepatitis infection, metabolic disease, alcoholism and cholestasis. The tissue damage occurring after injury or inflammation of the liver is a reversible lesion; however, liver fibrosis has become a worldwide problem and poses a threat to human health. The development of an effective drug for the prevention and treatment of liver fibrosis is ongoing and uses information from different occurrences of liver fibrosis...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807823/dietary-supplementation-with-acetyl-l-carnitine-counteracts-age-related-alterations-of-mitochondrial-biogenesis-dynamics-and-antioxidant-defenses-in-brain-of-old-rats
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Luigi Nicassio, Flavio Fracasso, Giuseppe Sirago, Clara Musicco, Anna Picca, Emanuele Marzetti, Riccardo Calvani, Palmiro Cantatore, Maria Nicola Gadaleta, Vito Pesce
We previously reported the ability of dietary supplementation with acetyl-l-carnitine (ALCAR) to prevent age-related decreases of mitochondrial biogenesis in skeletal muscle and liver of old rats. Here, we investigate the effects of ALCAR supplementation in cerebral hemispheres and cerebellum of old rats by analyzing several parameters linked to mitochondrial biogenesis, mitochondrial dynamics and antioxidant defenses. We measured the level of the coactivators PGC-1α and PGC-1β and of the factors regulating mitochondrial biogenesis, finding an age-related decrease of PGC-1β, whereas PGC-1α level was unvaried...
August 12, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768996/functional-expression-of-organic-ion-transporters-in-astrocytes-and-their-potential-as-a-drug-target-in-the-treatment-of-central-nervous-system-diseases
#4
Tomomi Furihata, Naohiko Anzai
It has become widely acknowledged that astrocytes play essential roles in maintaining physiological central nervous system (CNS) activities. Astrocytes fulfill their roles partly through the manipulation of their plasma membrane transporter functions, and therefore these transporters have been regarded as promising drug targets for various CNS diseases. A representative example is excitatory amino acid transporter 2 (EAAT2), which works as a critical regulator of excitatory signal transduction through its glutamate uptake activity at the tripartite synapse...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753670/effects-of-dietary-lipids-on-the-hepatopancreas-transcriptome-of-chinese-mitten-crab-eriocheir-sinensis
#5
Banghong Wei, Zhigang Yang, Jianyi Wang, Aqin Chen, Qiuyan Shi, Yongxu Cheng
Fish oil supplies worldwide have declined sharply over the years. To reduce the use of fish oil in aquaculture, many studies have explored the effects of fish oil substitutions on aquatic animals. To illustrate the effects of dietary lipids on Chinese mitten crab and to improve the use of vegetable oils in the diet of the crabs, 60 male juvenile Chinese mitten crabs were fed one of five diets for 116 days: fish oil (FO), soybean oil (SO), linseed oil (LO), FO + SO (1:1, FSO), and FO + LO (1:1, FLO). Changes in the crab hepatopancreas transcriptome were analyzed using RNA sequencing...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752910/antioxidants-for-female-subfertility
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Marian G Showell, Rebecca Mackenzie-Proctor, Vanessa Jordan, Roger J Hart
BACKGROUND: A couple may be considered to have fertility problems if they have been trying to conceive for over a year with no success. This may affect up to a quarter of all couples planning a child. It is estimated that for 40% to 50% of couples, subfertility may result from factors affecting women. Antioxidants are thought to reduce the oxidative stress brought on by these conditions. Currently, limited evidence suggests that antioxidants improve fertility, and trials have explored this area with varied results...
July 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723843/no-superior-adaptations-to-carbohydrate-periodization-in-elite-endurance-athletes
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Kasper Degn Gejl, Line Thams, Mette Hansen, Torben Rokkedal-Lausch, Peter Plomgaard, Lars Nybo, Filip J Larsen, Daniele A Cardinale, Kurt Jensen, Hans-Christer Holmberg, Kristian Vissing, Niels Ørtenblad
PURPOSE: The present study investigated the effects of periodic CHO restriction on endurance performance and metabolic markers in elite endurance athletes. METHODS: Twenty-six male elite endurance athletes (VO2max: 65.0 ml O2[BULLET OPERATOR]kg[BULLET OPERATOR]min) completed 4 weeks of regular endurance training, while matched and randomized into two groups training with (Low) or without (High) carbohydrate (CHO) manipulation three days a week. The CHO manipulation days consisted of a 1-hr high intensity bike session in the morning, recovery for 7 hrs while consuming isocaloric diets containing either high CHO (414±2...
July 19, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712316/disturbed-bovine-mitochondrial-lipid-metabolism-a-review
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J H van der Kolk, J J Gross, V Gerber, R M Bruckmaier
In mammals, excess energy is stored primarily as triglycerides, which are mobilized when energy demands arise and cannot be covered by feed intake. This review mainly focuses on the role of long chain fatty acids in disturbed energy metabolism of the bovine species. Long chain fatty acids regulate energy metabolism as ligands of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors. β-Oxidation is the process by which fatty acid molecules are broken down in the mitochondria or peroxisomes to generate acetyl-CoA. Carnitine acts as a carrier of fatty acyl groups as long-chain acyl-CoA derivatives do not penetrate the mitochondrial inner membrane...
July 17, 2017: Veterinary Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706468/retinal-metabolic-events-in-preconditioning-light-stress-as-revealed-by-wide-spectrum-targeted-metabolomics
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Juan Manuel Chao de la Barca, Nuan-Ting Huang, Haihan Jiao, Lydie Tessier, Cédric Gadras, Gilles Simard, Riccardo Natoli, Guillaume Tcherkez, Pascal Reynier, Krisztina Valter
INTRODUCTION: Light is the primary stimulus for vision, but may also cause damage to the retina. Pre-exposing the retina to sub-lethal amount of light (or preconditioning) improves chances for retinal cells to survive acute damaging light stress. OBJECTIVES: This study aims at exploring the changes in retinal metabolome after mild light stress and identifying mechanisms that may be involved in preconditioning. METHODS: Retinas from 12 rats exposed to mild light stress (1000 lux × for 12 h) and 12 controls were collected one and seven days after light stress (LS)...
2017: Metabolomics: Official Journal of the Metabolomic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693220/remodeling-of-energy-metabolism-by-a-ketone-body-and-medium-chain-fatty-acid-suppressed-the-proliferation-of-ct26-mouse-colon-cancer-cells
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Yui Kadochi, Shiori Mori, Rina Fujiwara-Tani, Yi Luo, Yukiko Nishiguchi, Shingo Kishi, Kiyomu Fujii, Hitoshi Ohmori, Hiroki Kuniyasu
Normal and cancerous cells are suggested to have differential utilization of fatty acids and ketone bodies, which could be exploited in cancer therapy. The present study examined the effect of 3-hydroxybutyric acid (3-HBA), which is a ketone body generating acetyl-CoA, and lauric acid (LAA, C12:0), which is a medium-chain saturated fatty acid translocated to mitochondria in a carnitine-independent manner to produce acetyl-CoA, on the energy metabolism of mouse CT26 colon cancer cells. In CT26 cells expressing 3-HBA and LAA transporters, 3-HBA and LAA reduced cell proliferation, mitochondrial volume and lactate production, and increased oxidative stress, particularly in low-glucose conditions...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689437/the-effect-of-antiepileptic-drugs-on-the-kidney-function-and-structure
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Sherifa Ahmed Hamed
Long-term use of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) is associated with number of somatic conditions. Data from experimental, cross-sectional and prospective studies have evidence for the deleterious effect of some AEDs on the kidney. Areas covered: This review summarized the current knowledge of the effect of AEDs on the kidney including evidence and mechanisms. Fanconi syndrome was reported with valproate (VPA) therapy in severely disabled children with epilepsy. Renal tubular acidosis and urolithiasis were reported with acetazolamide, topirmate and zonisamide, drugs with carbonic anhydrase inhibition properties...
July 26, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677803/grape-seed-procyanidin-b2-ameliorates-hepatic-lipid-metabolism-disorders-in-db-db-mice
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Mei Yin, Pei Zhang, Fei Yu, Zhen Zhang, Qian Cai, Weida Lu, Baoying Li, Weidong Qin, Mei Cheng, Hao Wang, Haiqing Gao
Diabetes is commonly associated with liver lipid metabolism disorders. AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) has a key role in regulating lipid metabolism. Grape seed procyanidin B2 (GSPB2), a natural polyphenol polymer, ameliorates mitochondrial dysfunction and inhibits oxidative stress or apoptosis via AMPK pathways. In the present study, the hypothesis that GSPB2 treatment may ameliorate liver lipid metabolic disorders by activating AMPK and downstream pathways was tested in diabetic mice. Db/m mice were used as controls, and diabetic db/db mice were randomly divided into 2 groups for treatment: Vehicle and GSPB2 (30 mg/kg/day for 10 weeks)...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668962/acute-exercise-stimulates-carnitine-biosynthesis-and-octn2-expression-in-mouse-kidney
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Tom L Broderick, Frank A Cusimano, Chelsea Carlson, Leslie K Tamura
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Carnitine is essential for the transport of long-chain FAs (FA) into the mitochondria for energy production. During acute exercise, the increased demand for FAs results in a state of free carnitine deficiency in plasma. The role of kidney in carnitine homeostasis after exercise is not known. METHODS: Swiss Webster mice were sacrificed immediately after a 1-hour moderate intensity treadmill run, and at 4-hours and 8-hours into recovery. Non-exercising mice served as controls...
June 27, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655217/preventing-subclinical-necrotic-enteritis-through-lactobacillus-johnsonii-bs15-by-ameliorating-lipid-metabolism-and-intestinal-microflora-in-broiler-chickens
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Xiaodan Qing, Dong Zeng, Hesong Wang, Xueqin Ni, Lei Liu, Jing Lai, Abdul Khalique, Kangcheng Pan, Bo Jing
Increasing studies have focused on the beneficial effects of Lactobacillus johnsonii in certain diseases. Here, we studied the prevention ability of a probiotic strain, L. johnsonii BS15 on subclinical necrotic enteritis (SNE), and its underlying mechanism. 180 male Cobb 500 chicks were randomly allotted into three groups and administrated with BS15 (1 × 10(6) cfu/g) or Man Rogosa Sharpe liquid medium throughout a 28-day experimental period. With the exception of the normal group, SNE infection was treated for the remaining experimental period after the chicks were fed with normal diet 14 days...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653367/significance-of-l-carnitine-for-human-health
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REVIEW
María M Adeva-Andany, Isabel Calvo-Castro, Carlos Fernández-Fernández, Cristóbal Donapetry-García, Ana María Pedre-Piñeiro
Carnitine acyltransferases catalyze the reversible transfer of acyl groups from acyl-coenzyme A esters to l-carnitine, forming acyl-carnitine esters that may be transported across cell membranes. l-Carnitine is a wáter-soluble compound that humans may obtain both by food ingestion and endogenous synthesis from trimethyl-lysine. Most l-carnitine is intracellular, being present predominantly in liver, skeletal muscle, heart and kidney. The organic cation transporter-2 facilitates l-carnitine uptake inside cells...
August 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601299/possible-effects-of-some-agents-on-the-injured-nerve-in-obese-rats-a%C3%A2-stereological-and-electron-microscopic-study
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Mehmet Emin Onger, Süleyman Kaplan, Stefano Geuna, Aysin Pinar Türkmen, Luisa Muratori, Gamze Altun, Berrin Zuhal Altunkaynak
PURPOSE: The main aim of this study was to research new treatments following peripheral nerve injury involving melatonin (Mel), acetyl-l-carnitine (ALCAR), and leptin (Lep) using updated unbiased methods at the stereological and electron microscopic levels. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Wistar albino rats were randomly divided into nine equal groups; control (Cont), obese control (OG), obese group exposed to sciatic nerve resection (Gap) (OGG), obese group injected intraperitoneally (i...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583580/acetyl-l-carnitine-enhances-myelination-of-regenerated-fibers-of-the-lateral-olfactory-tract
#17
Nanae Fukushima, Kumiko Yokouchi, Masafumi Kuroiwa, Kyutaro Kawagishi, Tetsuji Moriizumi
It is well known that acetyl-l-carnitine (ALC) has various neuroprotective effects against neurodegenerative diseases. In addition, it has been reported that ALC facilitates myelination of regenerated axons after peripheral nerve injuries. We previously reported that spontaneous regeneration of the lateral olfactory tract (LOT), the main fiber tract of the central olfactory system, consistently occurred in newborn rats and a majority of these regenerated fibers were unmyelinated in neonatally LOT-transected young adult rats...
July 13, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577987/alcar-promote-adult-hippocampal-neurogenesis-by-regulating-cell-survival-and-cell-death-related-signals-in-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease-like-phenotypes
#18
Sonu Singh, Akanksha Mishra, Sandeep Kumar Mishra, Shubha Shukla
Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by the degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the nigrostriatal pathway that leading to progressive motor and nonmotor symptoms. The formation of newborn neurons in the adult hippocampus is affected by many factors such as anxiety, depression and impairment in learning and memory that are commonly observed nonmotor symptoms in PD, indicating the role of adult neurogenesis in PD pathophysiology. Acetyl-l-carnitine (ALCAR), regulate mitochondrial metabolism and has been reported to improve cognitive functions in different neurodegenerative disorders through an unknown mechanism...
May 31, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573875/modulatory-effects-of-l-carnitine-plus-l-acetyl-carnitine-on-neuroendocrine-control-of-hypothalamic-functions-in-functional-hypothalamic-amenorrhea-fha
#19
Alessandro D Genazzani, Giulia Despini, Adam Czyzyk, Agnieszka Podfigurna, Tommaso Simoncini, Blazej Meczekalski
Functional hypothalamic amenorrhea (FHA) is a relatively frequent disease due to the combination of metabolic, physical, or psychological stressors. It is characterized by the low endogenous GnRH-induced gonadotropin secretion, thus triggering the ovarian blockade and a hypoestrogenic condition. Up to now various therapeutical strategies have been proposed, both using hormonal treatment as well as neuroactive compounds. Since carnitine, namely l-acetyl-carnitine (LAC), has been demonstrated to be effective in the modulation of the central hypothalamic control of GnRH secretion, we aimed to evaluate whether a combined integrative treatment for 12 weeks of LAC (250 mg/die) and l-carnitine (500 mg/die) was effective in improving the endocrine and metabolic pathways in a group of patients (n = 27) with FHA...
June 2, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569378/cyclosporine-exacerbates-ketamine-toxicity-in-zebrafish-mechanistic-studies-on-drug-drug-interaction
#20
Bonnie L Robinson, Melanie Dumas, Syed F Ali, Merle G Paule, Qiang Gu, Jyotshna Kanungo
Cyclosporine A (CsA) is an immunosuppressive drug commonly used in organ transplant patients to prevent allograft rejections. Ketamine is a pediatric anesthetic that noncompetitively inhibits the calcium-permeable N-methyl-d-aspartic acid receptors. Adverse drug-drug interaction effects between ketamine and CsA have been reported in mammals and humans. However, the mechanism of such drug-drug interaction is unclear. We have previously reported adverse effects of combination drugs, such as verapamil/ketamine and shown the mechanism through intervention by other drugs in zebrafish embryos...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
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